The absence of snow this weekend allowed a return to normality at Apedale this weekend. This is, of course, a relative term. Lots of members were seen progressing lots of different jobs. The Crane was very gainfully employed extracting a number of turnouts from the trackwork store – these will shortly be departing for pastures new. The opportunity has also been taken to extract some of the more “deep stored” items for assessment. Meanwhile, two of our younger members were seen to be taking advantage of what was always known in the North as a Good Drying Day by getting yet more paint onto the body of one our rarer skip wagons. One of the less young members was also seen wielding a paint brush (or near equivalent) on the Baby Orenstein petrol loco. Finally, it being the first Saturday of the month, it was Training Day – courses were running on shunting and on driving, with attendant assessments taking place. So, congratulations to newly qualified Yard Driver and Basic Shunters – you know who you are. If you don’t know who you are, get in touch here.